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By Mark G. Sobell

ISBN-10: 0131367366

ISBN-13: 9780131367364

For use with all types of Linux, together with Ubuntu,™ Fedora,™ openSUSE,™ crimson Hat,® Debian, Mandriva, Mint, and now OS X, too!

Get extra performed speedier, and develop into a real Linux guru by means of studying the command line!

* examine from countless numbers of reasonable, fine quality examples
* NEW! insurance of the Mac OS X command line and its distinctive instruments
* NEW! specialist primer on automating initiatives with Perl

The most dear Linux educational and Reference, with hundreds of thousands of top quality Examples for each Distribution–Now Covers OS X and Perl, Too!

To be actually efficient with Linux, you must completely grasp shells and the command line. previously, you needed to purchase books to achieve that mastery: an instructional on basic Linux options and methods, plus a separate reference. Now, there’s an improved resolution. well known Linux professional Mark Sobell has introduced jointly accomplished, insightful advice at the instruments method directors, builders, and gear clients want so much, and a superb day by day reference, either within the similar book.
This ebook is one hundred pc distribution and free up agnostic: you should use it with any Linux approach, now and for years yet to come. Use Macs, too? This re-creation provides finished insurance of the Mac OS X command line, together with crucial OS X-only instruments and utilities different Linux/UNIX books forget about.

Packed with countless numbers of fine quality, real looking examples, this booklet delivers Linux from the floor up: the clearest factors and Most worthy wisdom approximately every little thing from filesystems to shells, editors to utilities, and programming instruments to general expressions. Sobell has additionally extra a very good new primer on Perl, crucial programming instrument for Linux admins looking to automate complicated, time-consuming tasks.
A sensible advisor to Linux® instructions, Editors, and Shell Programming, moment Edition, is the one booklet to deliver
higher, extra practical examples masking initiatives you’ll really need to accomplish
* Deeper perception, in line with Sobell’s massive wisdom of each Linux and OS X corner and cranny
* A start-to-finish primer on Perl for each process administrator
* In-depth insurance of easy and complicated Linux shell programming with bash and tcsh
* functional motives of a hundred center utilities, from aspell to xargs–including Mac OS X particular utilities from ditto to SetFile
* All-new assurance of automating distant backups with rsync
* Dozens of approach safety suggestions, together with step by step walkthroughs of enforcing safe communications utilizing ssh and scp
* information and methods for customizing the shell and utilizing it interactively from the command line
* entire publications to high-productivity enhancing with either vim and emacs * A accomplished, 286-page command reference section–now with revised and increased indexes for speedier entry to the knowledge you wish
* directions for updating platforms instantly with apt-get and yum * Dozens of routines that will help you perform and achieve self belief
* and lots more and plenty extra, together with assurance of BitTorrent, gawk, sed, find, sort, bzip2, and average expressions

Praise for the 1st variation of a pragmatic advisor to Linux instructions, Editors, and Shell Programming

“First Sobell taught humans the best way to use Linux…now he teaches you the facility of Linux. essential booklet for somebody who desires to take Linux to the subsequent level.”

—Jon “maddog” corridor, govt Director, Linux International

“This publication is a really useful gizmo for somebody who desires to ‘look less than the hood’ in an effort to communicate, and very begin placing the ability of Linux to paintings. What i locate quite complicated approximately guy pages is they by no means contain examples. Sobell, nonetheless, outlines very sincerely what the command does after which supplies numerous universal, easy-tounderstand examples that make it a breeze to begin shell programming on one’s personal. As with Sobell’s different works, this can be basic, straight-forward, and simple to learn. It’s a very good booklet and may remain at the shelf at effortless arm’s succeed in for a protracted time.”

—Ray Bartlett, trip Writer

“Overall i discovered this e-book to be particularly first-class, and it has earned a place at the very entrance of my bookshelf. It covers the true ‘guts’ of Linux—the command line and its utilities—and does so rather well. Its most powerful issues are the phenomenal use of examples, and the Command Reference part. hugely urged for Linux clients of all ability degrees. good performed to Mark Sobell and Prentice corridor for this notable book!”

—Dan Clough, Electronics Engineer and Slackware Linux user

“Totally not like such a lot Linux books, this booklet avoids discussing every thing through GUI and jumps correct into making the facility of the command line your friend.”

—Bjorn Tipling, software program Engineer,

“This publication is the easiest distro-agnostic, foundational Linux reference I’ve ever visible, out of dozens of Linux-related books I’ve learn. discovering this booklet used to be a true stroke of good fortune. so that you can rather know the way to get issues performed on the command line, the place the ability and adaptability of loose UNIX-like OSes fairly reside, this publication is likely one of the top instruments you’ll locate towards that end.”

—Chad Perrin, author, TechRepublic

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Some programs, such as emacs, implemented rudimentary windows using the very minimal graphics available in the ASCII character set. Reverse video helped separate areas of the screen. Linux was born and raised in this environment, so naturally all the original Linux tools were invoked from the command line. The real power of Linux still lies in this environment, which explains why many Linux professionals work exclusively from the command line. Using clear descriptions and lots of examples, this book shows you how to get the most out of your Linux system using the command-line interface.

S. government, which needed a standard computing environment to minimize its training and procurement costs. Released in 1988, POSIX is a group of IEEE standards that define the API (application program interface; page 941), shell, and utility interfaces for an operating system. Although aimed at UNIX-like systems, the standards can apply to any compatible operating system. Now that these standards have gained acceptance, software developers are able to develop applications that run on all conforming versions of UNIX, Linux, and other operating systems.

Appendix A—Regular Expressions Explains how to use regular expressions to take advantage of the hidden power of Linux. Many utilities, including grep, sed, vim, AWK, and Perl, accept regular expressions in place of simple strings of characters. A single regular expression can match many simple strings. xl Preface • Appendix B—Help Details the steps typically used to solve the problems you may encounter with a Linux system. This appendix also includes many links to Web sites that offer documentation, useful Linux and Mac OS X information, mailing lists, and software.

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